Three young Costa Ricans are dead after a car crashed early Sunday morning. A spokesman from the Judicial Investigating Organization said that the 35-year-old driver of the car is now in custody to face a drunk driving allegation.
The judicial organization said a 21-year-old woman and two young men, aged 20 and 23, died at the scene of the wreck after their mid-size car collided with the rear of a sports utility vehicle around 3 a.m. on Puente La Valencia, a bridge over the Río Virilla in Heredia. After the collision, the vehicle slammed into a bridge abutment. Three people from the other vehicle were taken to an area hospital in stable condition, according to a report.